Liam Kennedy has been speaking on the latest edition of #NUFC Matters about all things relating to Newcastle United.
One of the topics that Kennedy spent some time on was the club’s potential transfer plans, and he also outlined a potential budget.
Newcastle have not yet released their financial results from the last year, but if they are similar to other Premier League clubs, then the Toon are likely to have lost a lot of money.
There are also claims that Newcastle will be mainly looking for loan deals and frees, but it does look like they will have a small budget to play with.
Kennedy said: (7:42) “There will be a little bit of money spent. I mean, there was last summer, there was £35 [million]. I don’t anticipate it to be that much, but I think if there’s a £10-15m player out there Newcastle United can hoover up, I still think they will go into that market.
(8:10) “There are players out there who are hungry, and there are a lot of players who would still come to Newcastle United. Even if Steve Bruce is the manager and Mike Ashley is the owner. So I think there is stuff they can do.
(8:26) “I could imagine [we would] dice with death if we spend the full season with Ashley and Bruce at the helm, but it doesn’t have to be that way and all it would take is a couple of signings here and there.”
Do you think this will be Newcastle's budget?
No, we will probably have less
Yes, seems about right
TIF Thoughts on Newcastle’s transfer plans…
This budget that Kennedy mentions in today’s market is very little, and given that Joe Willock is set to cost £20m, that could be the Toon’s whole budget gone if they were to bring in the Arsenal man permanently.
So, it could be a quiet summer on Tyneside, and we wouldn’t be surprised to see the club try and bring in free transfers like they did last summer, but no matter what, we hope that the Toon do improve the squad so they can have a better campaign in the 2021/22 season.